More about "France"
Spectrum assignments need a rethink, say academics
Oct 24, 2018
by Manuel R. Marti

Recent outcomes in European 5G auctions have raised alarms in the telecoms industry and spectrum assignment processes as we understand them today could soon be a thing of the past.  Read more...

French regulator hopes to see 5G deployments by 2020
Jul 18, 2018
by Dugie Standeford

Under the 5G "roadmap" announced on 16 July, France plans to find more spectrum for 5G networks, promote the development of new uses, support the deployment of 5G infrastructure and ensure transparency and dialogue on 5G rollouts. Read more...

France to trial blockchain for spectrum management
May 23, 2018
by Dugie Standeford

In what may be the first use of blockchain for spectrum management, the Agence National des Fréquences (ANFR) and start-up Blockchain Partner are preparing a limited trial of the technology using frequencies at 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz and in other bands. Read more...

Japanese mobile operators warn government over auction plans
Mar 19, 2018
by Richard Handford

NTT Docomo, KDDI and Softbank have cautioned against an over-reliance on bid size when making spectrum awards, as the Japanese government mulls a shake-up in frequency assignments. Read more...

Coverage, not revenue, is increasingly the goal of spectrum assignments
Feb 09, 2018
by Dugie Standeford

Some policymakers are starting to believe that coverage may be a more important policy objective for spectrum auctions than just filling government coffers. Read more...

France to press ahead with 4G and 5G plans
Jan 31, 2018
by Dugie Standeford

France is forging ahead on 4G and 5G rollout, with the regulator making spectrum available in the 3.4-3.8 GHz and 26 GHz bands for 5G trials, and the government unveiling plans to raise money for better rural 4G coverage from extended spectrum licences. Read more...

Singapore sees the IoT as a key part of its “digital transformation”
Jan 10, 2018
by Cyrus Yau

The huge potential benefits and rapid development of the Internet of Things (IoT) have encouraged regulators in various countries to formulate relevant policy roadmaps and regulation. Read more...

Prototype app can make spectrum visible
Aug 30, 2017
by Dugie Standeford

"HertzViz," an open-data app developed during a May hackathon sponsored by French spectrum regulator ANFR, makes some frequencies visible in order to help construction companies avoid blocking telecoms and internet communications with their equipment. Read more...

French spectrum regulator organises “Hackathon”
May 11, 2017
by Kane Mumford

This evening a mix of engineering and business students and ICT professionals will gather in Paris to discuss plans for the second annual Agence Nationale Des Fréquences (ANFR) Hackathon. The event next weekend aims to find innovative new uses for the store of data that ANFR, like all spectrum regulators,… Read more...

French regulator Arcep acts after Orange and SFR miss 2G rollout targets
May 23, 2016
by Kane Mumford

Orange, SFR and Bouyges Telecom were given until January to extend coverage to rural communities, but only the latter managed to reach its target, which means Orange and SFR could face a fine. New 4G targets for 2017 were also set for the operators. Read more...